Staten Island Hospital Workplace Injuries Lawyer

Many think of hospitals as a place to go for healing and improving your health. While this is true, hospitals are also one of the most dangerous places you can work or visit. There are numerous injuries that hospital workers can suffer from. In 2011 alone, 253,700 U.S. workers reported injuries or illnesses resulting from working in a hospital.

In densely populated areas like New York City’s boroughs, these dangers are a great concern. If you are a Staten Island resident employed at a hospital, you likely know how working in a hospital can involve unique safety risks that rarely exist in other lines of work. Even if you exercise caution, you may nevertheless one day be harmed in a work-related accident through no fault of your own.

You may be able to seek compensation for losses such as your medical bills and lost wages if you are ever injured at work. To learn more, discuss your case with a Staten Island hospital workplace injury attorney at Shulman & Hill. After reviewing the details of your case, our lawyers can provide the aggressive representation you deserve if we find you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits and/or a personal injury lawsuit.

Staten Island Hospital Workplace Injuries: Essential Information

Hospitals are major employers for New York City residents, including Staten Island. But according to OSHA, hospitals can be particularly dangerous environments to work in compared to many other workplaces.

Common Staten Island hospital workplace injuries and illnesses include–but are not limited to–the following:

  • Musculoskeletal injuries caused by lifting and transferring patients
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals, viruses, and bacteria
  • Puncture wounds, cuts, or lacerations
  • Slips and falls
  • Physical harm due to violent or aggressive patients
  • Overexertion

How to Prevent Staten Island Hospital Workplace Injuries

While there is always the possibility you will be injured while working at a hospital due to factors outside of your control, there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of being harmed or contracting an illness at work. They include:

  • Wearing personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, as instructed
  • Carefully reviewing and following all safety guidelines, procedures, and training manuals
  • Asking for assistance when moving patients or performing similar tasks
  • Reporting accidents immediately
  • Remaining vigilantly aware of your surroundings
  • Taking rest breaks when possible to reduce fatigue

Staten Island Hospital Workplace Injury Accidents: The Aftermath

The types of injuries you may sustain at a hospital come in many forms. The consequences you might face after being involved in an on-the-job accident at a hospital include unexpected medical bills for necessary treatment and lost wages if your injuries or illness prevent you from working.

You may be able to seek compensation for certain losses associated with your Staten Island hospital workplace injury or illness. The experts at Shulman & Hill can let you know what types of compensation you may be eligible for and how best to pursue it.

How Our Staten Island Hospital Workplace Injuries Law Firm Can Help You

Workers in New York State can typically file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after being harmed on the job. It is important to remember that filing a claim does not typically result in an immediate payout. The claims process can be long and complex, and you will have a better chance of recovering any compensation you may be entitled to if you enlist the help of a Staten Island workplace injury lawyer. We can help by:

Proving You Are Eligible for Workers’ Compensation

Some insurers are more inclined to protect their own financial interests than to pay claimants what they may truly deserve. They often seek reasons to justify denying claims for workers’ compensation benefits. The insurance company may argue that the accident was not work-related or you intentionally tried to harm yourself, hoping for a payout.

You may need to provide evidence showing that you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Our Staten Island hospital workplace injury lawyers are prepared to conduct an investigation to gather such evidence.

Pursuing Compensation On Your Behalf

In some instances, you may be able to pursue additional compensation not covered by workers’ compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit can only be filed against a negligent third party—not your direct employer—who may have caused dangerous work conditions that contributed to your injury.

Our Staten Island hospital injury lawyers can go over the details of your case and identify potential negligent third parties. They will also review all of your relevant losses, including your medical expenses and lost wages. Using this information, they can negotiate with the insurance company to secure a fair amount of compensation for you. This is critical since when a claimant does not have legal representation, they may be more likely to accept unreasonably low offers from insurers.

Our lawyers can help you identify unfair settlement offers and negotiate for compensation that covers the full extent of your injuries. If we cannot reach a reasonable settlement agreement, our attorneys will fight to win a favorable jury trial verdict.

Filing Your Claim

Regardless of the nature of your Staten Island hospital workplace injury or illnesses, if you have been harmed while working at a hospital, your focus should be on your recovery.

This can be difficult if you attempt to handle the process of seeking compensation yourself. You may have to submit paperwork, gather evidence, correspond with insurance adjusters, and more. Our Staten Island workplace injury law firm can handle all these critical tasks and correspondence for you.

Why Hire Shulman & Hill?

Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients over the years. Our consistent track record of success is a direct result of our meticulous and personalized approach.

Learn more about what we can do for you by calling us today at 212-221-1000 or scheduling your free legal consultation online. You will only pay for our services if we secure compensation for you.

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